Resources for Parents on Writing 

By Peter Barbagallo on Thursday, July 9, 2020
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Developing strong writing skills has many benefits including, improving fine motor skills, critical thinking, and communication skills. As a child grows their writing skills should develop to match their communication skills. Writing encompasses some of the following skills: formatting; grammar; language; spelling; structure; punctuation; and more. 

Our team of neuropsychologists, school psychologists, and psychology students at South County Child and Family Consultants are committed to searching the Internet and beyond to find reputable, informative, and practical tools to help parents, children, and teens improve their writing skills. We look for the best information online to help kids diagnosed with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Executive Functioning Difficulties, struggles with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills,  Autism, Depression, and Anxiety and provide you with information about how neuropsychological evaluations help in targeting concerns with writing skills. Come back regularly, as the links are updated frequently.


Strategies to Improve Writing in Kids with ADHD.
Great article for parents and teachers regarding writing skill practice for children with ADHD. This article provides DIY tips and tricks for helping engage children with ADHD in the wonderful world of writing. 

How to Improve Writing Skills for Kids: 14 Easy Tips 
This article provides tips and tricks for parents to help improve their child’s writing outside of school. These range from fun games to simple writing activities that can be implemented for children of all ages! 

7 Great Ways to Encourage Your Grade-Schooler’s Writing 
This article suggests creative ways for parents to assist their grade-school child’s writing skills. These exciting activities incorporate art and games in order to show that writing can be fun! 

How Older Kids Can Improve Their Writing Skills 
An article addressed to parents with older children on how to foster an environment of writing. Provides strategies on how to enhance positive organizational skills and working habits. 

What Parents Can Do to Nurture Good Writers 
This article looks at some advice from a professor at Arizona State University on how parents can assist children in their writing skills. The article touches upon what resources can foster writing, as well as how parents can make a difference in their child’s learning experience.


Teaching Writing 
An abundance of writing activities for parents to give their children at home. This 10 part-series is targeted for parents looking to assist children ranging from Pre-K to early elementary school in writing. 

Supporting Writing at Home as a Parent 
This Pinterest page provides resources for parents that want to help their kids with writing skills at home. Catered for parents with elementary school-aged children. 

Resources for Writing by Melissa Taylor.
A huge collection of writing tips for younger and older kids. Great ideas for kids who hate handwriting! 

Writing Prompts for Kids

Here is a page with hundreds of fun writing prompts to get your kid inspired to write. Mainly prompts for 2nd graders through 4 graders.

This is an extremely fun and creative page. Kids could spend hours doing tons of fun and engaging writing activists, most activists need the parents to assist. There are also several different books and article suggestions for parents. 


BBC Learning English 
This Facebook page provides activities, games, videos, and advice on how to improve basic writing skills. It is also a great resource to interact with others about potential questions you have about writing! 

English Grammar 
This Facebook page is a great resource for kids to brush up on writing skills and grammar. Filled with quizzes, activities, and videos testing knowledge about writing for older children and teens. 

This Facebook page is a great resource to help middle schoolers and high schoolers learn about how to become a better writer. This includes posts about grammar and articles about particular writing styles.

LearningWorks for Kids
LearningWorks for Kids is an informative page with constant additions of new resources and articles. There is plenty of posts to sift through about all kinds of educational materials.

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